More uplifting mottos… and some from Uri Geller



I'd like to start by thanking all of you who've posted comments on my blog – it's so good to hear from you.

Thanks for all your inspirational mottos

A particular mention to Margaret, who sent the most wonderful quote in response to my request for your favourite saying or motto. She told me 'If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.' Perfect! If you try it out in practice, it's amazing how often that missing smile is suddenly recovered. An unexpected smile can really lift the spirits.

I remember when my mum was trying to develop a little elegance in me and sent me to ballet classes. At the end of the first term the only positive remark in my report was 'Has a lovely smile.' Needless to say, my dancing career never got off the ground but the smile has stayed with me and I joined the swimming club instead and found much more success there!

See Uri Geller on the Morning Show

Uri Geller is a guest on tomorrow's (Friday's) Morning Show. He'll be bringing some of his stunning rock crystal jewellery and also his book and CD set about the power of the mind. I've always got on well with Uri, maybe because I was born in Sonning-on-Thames which is where he now lives – it's given us a bond!

Uplifting quotes from Uri's book

I hadn't seen his book and CD set before today, but I've found some inspiring quotes that I thought I'd share with you. In fact, I will try to bring you my saying of the week on a regular basis, and I would love for you to send me any you'd like to share, be they profound, motivating or funny.

One of my favourites from Uri's book is a Japanese proverb – 'Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.'

Following on from my sunshine and shadows motto, how about 'In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it' by Shakti Gawain.

And finally, from Henry Ford, 'Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right.'

Do join Sara and me on the morning show tomorrow to see what Uri has to say.

Take care


  1. Margaret March 27, 2009 at 12:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Kathy, thank you for the special mention glad you liked it, just a simple motto really but its always been with me and as they say a smile costs nothing.Think your report was great if you received a comment like that and I bet your Mum was proud of you too.Best Wishes, Margaret.

  2. Susanna April 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathy,
    It always makes me smile reading your blogs. My favourite motto is….if you don’t plan things then your plans cannot go wrong. I never planned anything to do with the children over Easter Holidays…we just took one day at a time….did things on the spur of the moment. So far we had a great Easter holiday. Hope you are enjoying the Easter hols.
    Love Susanna x

  3. Evelyn Sinclair May 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    I always liked the motto “Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional” and also “A hug is a great gift to give anyone as one size fits all and no one minds if you return it!”
    Always remember that ” a wrinkle merely indicates where a smile has been.” and ” Laughter is really inner jogging!”
    I will finish with a lovely one that I often use on baby cards that I make. “Babies are such a lovely way to start people!” Cheers Evelyn

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